This section contains definitions for terms related to Packet Broker.
- Cluster ID
- An identifier of a LoRaWAN network cluster. Networks can use multiple distributed clusters. Cluster IDs are mandatory when the cluster is a multi-tenant cluster.
- DevAddr block
- A range of LoRaWAN DevAddr. The DevAddr block is represented as
260B0000is the hexadecimal start of the range, and
24the significant bit size. So the example ranges from
- A LoRaWAN network that forwards uplink traffic from gateways to Packet Broker, and downlink traffic from Packet Broker to gateways. Forwarders have gateway infrastructure. Forwarders may also be Home Networks.
- Home Network
- A LoRaWAN network with end devices. Home Networks receive uplink traffic from Packet Broker and send downlink traffic to Packet Broker. Home Networks may also be Forwarders.
- LoRaWAN networks can be multi-tenant or single-tenant. A multi-tenant cluster is typically running The Things Stack Enterprise or Cloud. A single-tenant cluster is either a LoRaWAN network with its own NetID, or a network that is a tenant in a host NetID.
- A unique LoRaWAN network identifier from the LoRa Alliance. Requires LoRa Alliance membership. NetIDs are used in prefixing the DevAddr.
- Tenant ID
- An identifier within a host NetID. The NetID owner may choose to lease DevAddr blocks to tenants, who do not have their own NetID.